Global Patent Index - EP 1100393 A1

EP 1100393 A1 2001-05-23 - STABILIZER FOR SURGERY

Title (en)

STABILIZER FOR SURGERY

Title (de)

CHIRURGISCHER STABILISATOR

Title (fr)

STABILISATEUR CHIRURGICAL

Publication

EP 1100393 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99935839 A

Priority

  • US 9916598 W
  • US 12741998 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0006041A1] A stabilizer is used to immobilize a portion of the heart or other organ to facilitate a surgical procedure such as anastomosis. The stabilizer comprises two, C-shaped, organ wall-contacting elements (12, 14), hinged together so that they can form a continuous loop. The hinge allows the C-shaped elements to be separated so that, after surgery in which a tubular graft connected to the organ extends through the loop, the stabilizer can be released from the graft. The C-shaped elements are connected to a stem which consists of two lockably articulating parts (30, 36), one of which is immediately connected to one of the C-shaped elements and aligned with the hinge axis. A spring-loaded sleeve (32), surrounding the last-mentioned part of the stem, has pins (76, 78) which engage recesses in the C-shaped parts to lock them in the closed condition, while allowing them to be opened quickly by manipulation of the sleeve. Removable, disposable pads (92) form the organ wall-contacting surfaces. An optional light carrier (102, 104) provides illumination, and ports (114) are provided in one of the C-shaped elements for suction and/or irrigation.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

A61B 19/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A61B 19/00 (2006.01); A61B 17/00 (2006.01); A61B 17/02 (2006.01); A61B 17/28 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A61B 17/0218 (2013.01); A61B 2017/0243 (2013.01); A61B 2017/2825 (2013.01); A61B 2090/306 (2016.02)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0006041A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 0006041 A1 20000210; AU 5122699 A 20000221; CA 2334758 A1 20000210; CN 1311645 A 20010905; EP 1100393 A1 20010523; JP 2002521122 A 20020716; US 6063021 A 20000516

INPADOC legal status


2002-04-10 [18W] WITHDRAWN

- Date of withdrawal: 20020211

2001-05-23 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20010202

2001-05-23 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE